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Cancer, Obesity, Cancer Risk, Cancer Risk Reduction, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, gall bladder cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Meningioma, Thyroid Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Excess Weight, Overweight

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

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There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

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Nanoparticle That Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance, Protein’s Role in Cell Division, A Novel MRI Method, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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Diabetes, Kidney

New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients’ Kidney Health

• In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), while having similar blood sugar–lowering effects.

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Chronic Kidney Disease May Cause Diabetes

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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that when kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes.

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Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels May Be Best for Longevity

• In a large study of male veterans, both low and high HDL cholesterol levels were associated with higher risks of dying compared with intermediate levels, forming a U-shaped curve. • The beneficial properties of HDL cholesterol were attenuated, but remained significant, in the presence of kidney disease.

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Blood Pressure, Longevity

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• In long-term analyses of 2 clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature death

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Urology, American Urologic Association, Kidney Stone, kidney stone surgery, Kidney Stones, Ureteroscopy

New Guidelines Published for Physicians Treating Patients with Kidney Stones

A UAB urologist has led the development of extensive guidelines of surgical management of kidney stones.

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Overall Prevalence of Diabetic Kidney Disease Does Not Change Significantly in U.S.

Among U.S. adults with diabetes from 1988 to 2014, the overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease did not change significantly, while the prevalence of albuminuria declined and the prevalence of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate increased, according to a study appearing in the August 9 issue of JAMA.

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Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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GW Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center Launches D.C.-Wide Kidney Health Education Campaign

The George Washington University Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center has launched a kidney health education campaign in the Washington, D.C. area, which has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the U.S. Advertisements encouraging residents to check their kidney health have started to appear on buses, with television, radio and digital media advertisements appearing throughout the next year.

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Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious complication of diabetes that can increase risk of death. This new method, unveiled today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, would help pediatric patients get necessary treatment in a more timely manner.

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U.S. News Ranks UVA No. 1 Hospital in Va., Honors 8 Specialties

U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” guide has recognized eight University of Virginia Health System specialties and ranked UVA as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia.

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Rush University Medical Center Ranked Among Best Nationwide in Nine Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

For the second consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center improved in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue, which became available today. U.S. News ranked Rush among the best hospitals in the country in nine specialty areas – two more than last year – and Rush improved in the rankings for eight of those specialties.

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UT Southwestern Targets Rising Rates of Kidney Cancer with Four-Pronged Attack Funded by National Cancer Institute

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Bolstering its progress in addressing the rising threat of kidney cancer, the Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has received $11 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Kidney cancer currently has no method of early detection and is particularly challenging to treat.

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Six-Way Kidney Swap

A stranger started a chain of events that led to six people receiving new kidneys at one institution.

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Acute Kidney Injury Identifiable in Preterm Infants

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Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.

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Urinary Markers May Indicate Kidney Injury in Preterm Infants

• The amounts of protein excreted in the urine of preterm infants with acute kidney injury differ from similar infants without kidney injury.

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Microbiome, Microorganism, Genome, University At Buffalo, Health, Pregnancy, Obesity, Tooth Decay, Lung Cancer, Kidney Disease, COPD

Five New Studies Will Examine How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms That Call Our Bodies Home Can Impact Health

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Five University at Buffalo research projects aim to study how the interplay of the human microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body – and the environment affect a person’s risk for certain diseases.

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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Way to Predict and Prevent Damage in Donated Kidneys

A multicenter team of researchers led by Barbara Murphy, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified a panel of genes which can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.







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